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Hallow's End 2017 Live
Hallow's End is here once again through Nov 1st and this year brings a few updates:




Beta Build Version Number Update
This afternoon the beta version of World of Warcraft was updated to Patch 8.0.0 - Build 25338. There is no data or actual patch, this is just a version number that is mentioned on the patch server. It is likely related to getting a build of the game ready for BlizzCon.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Hallow's End 2017 Live, Beta Build Version Number Update started by chaud View original post
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  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Have a feeling then that it'll be floor demo at Blizzcon and maybe a Beta shortly after?
  1. Jester Joe's Avatar
    I expect to see raids filled with Horse heads now.

    Blizzard why have you done this.

    The pet is pretty nifty though.
  1. Wickedevil's Avatar
    If 8.0.0 beta hits PTR 1 or 2 weeks after 7.3.2 drops, will anybody even care about 7.3.2?
  1. xskarma's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    I expect to see raids filled with Horse heads now.

    Blizzard why have you done this.

    The pet is pretty nifty though.
    There's this AWESOME cutscene that someone shot of Aggramar trying to stomp on us and trying to fight us from the Argus campaign, where they are wearing that Dragon head. Has Aggramar looking menacing, and then this derpy dragon head. I wish I had saved it somewhere.
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wickedevil View Post
    If 8.0.0 beta hits PTR 1 or 2 weeks after 7.3.2 drops, will anybody even care about 7.3.2?
    No, since betas have a track record of 100% admittance from day 1, I assume we'll all be playing that instead..
  1. fattbeard's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thilicen View Post
    No, since betas have a track record of 100% admittance from day 1, I assume we'll all be playing that instead..
    8.0.0 on PTR won't be a beta. If 8.0.0 hits PTR it will be pre expansion testing not an actual expansion beta. Also there's no way it would come out just a couple weeks after 7.3.2 it would be much later than that. This is certainly guaranteed to be a build only for Blizzcon and nothing more.
  1. |Dexter|'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fattbeard View Post
    8.0.0 on PTR won't be a beta. If 8.0.0 hits PTR it will be pre expansion testing not an actual expansion beta. Also there's no way it would come out just a couple weeks after 7.3.2 it would be much later than that. This is certainly guaranteed to be a build only for Blizzcon and nothing more.
    I don't know the way Blizzard does development changed over the years and even more so in Legion, we may see the new expansion much sooner than you think!
  1. Blayze's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    There's this AWESOME cutscene that someone shot of Aggramar trying to stomp on us and trying to fight us from the Argus campaign, where they are wearing that Dragon head. Has Aggramar looking menacing, and then this derpy dragon head. I wish I had saved it somewhere.
    I laughed when I got to that part... with my hobo transmog, brandishing a spade.
  1. Syfus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fattbeard View Post
    8.0.0 on PTR won't be a beta. If 8.0.0 hits PTR it will be pre expansion testing not an actual expansion beta. Also there's no way it would come out just a couple weeks after 7.3.2 it would be much later than that. This is certainly guaranteed to be a build only for Blizzcon and nothing more.
    Forgot the new speed of blizzard's develop process? If its a beta, will be the expansion release in the next year...

    And 7.3.2 will be rock because everyone wants to do antorus raid... 8.0 will be Just a test on blizzcon
  1. MrExcelion's Avatar
    I wonder if somebodys brave enough to spoil the Legion ending with one of their QA panel questions, phrasing it like an innocent question somehow of course. Would be epic, but might get kicked out of the venue lol
  1. tripconn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrExcelion View Post
    I wonder if somebodys brave enough to spoil the Legion ending with one of their QA panel questions, phrasing it like an innocent question somehow of course. Would be epic, but might get kicked out of the venue lol
    id sort of pencil in a date around late jan to feb for 8.0 beta to kick off with the first of the youtubers and streamers given access + those lucky few plebs with things being buggy and basic probly slowly ramping up to a mid -> late summer 2018 release
  1. Aliok's Avatar
    "* Exquisite Costume Set: "Xavius" - This costume can be purchased for 200 x Tricky Treats"

    Now I have SilverLetomi's "Xavius" stuck in my head right before bedtime.
  1. Daywalk3r's Avatar
    Xavius costume? That joke of a mythic raid endboss? No thx, i'll pass
  1. Shigma's Avatar
    I'm wondering if the horseman mount can drop from the blue quality lootfilled pumpkin you get from low level alts, anyone knows?
  1. ThePants999's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wickedevil View Post
    If 8.0.0 beta hits PTR 1 or 2 weeks after 7.3.2 drops, will anybody even care about 7.3.2?
    Will anybody even care about the new raid tier?

    Er, yes. Yes, they will.
  1. Tupolew519's Avatar
    new expansion is coming i suppose.
  1. Baelic's Avatar
    lol Blizzard went premature on the Expansion announcement
  1. Tharkkun's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by |Dexter| View Post
    I don't know the way Blizzard does development changed over the years and even more so in Legion, we may see the new expansion much sooner than you think!
    That may be correct but it will be a closed beta so very few players will have access to it. Blizzard won't do an open beta again after the disaster they went through with MOP. We're easily 6 months out once the beta actually goes live.
  1. ejpaints's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tharkkun View Post
    That may be correct but it will be a closed beta so very few players will have access to it. Blizzard won't do an open beta again after the disaster they went through with MOP. We're easily 6 months out once the beta actually goes live.
    So what was it exactly about MoP beta that makes people say this? I didn't notice any difference between MoP beta from any of the others. It wasn't an open beta either. It was anyone who signed that they would stay subbed for a year. The only thing I recall happening there were some people weren't overly pleased about being held out until the last few weeks before release. But, the beta servers were just fine. I mean sure things crashed, but that was not unique to the MoP beta.
  1. Ophenia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ejpaints View Post
    So what was it exactly about MoP beta that makes people say this? I didn't notice any difference between MoP beta from any of the others. It wasn't an open beta either. It was anyone who signed that they would stay subbed for a year. The only thing I recall happening there were some people weren't overly pleased about being held out until the last few weeks before release. But, the beta servers were just fine. I mean sure things crashed, but that was not unique to the MoP beta.
    An open beta isn't very useful in terms of development (everyone gets to play it, servers are crashing more regularly, but the feedback remain the same as it would be in closed beta), and it kinda kills the hype of the release, as everyone gets to play the expansion before the release date, so the "Day 1" is not special anymore.

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